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The second review of the Evidence Act 2006 : Te Arotake Tuarua i te Evidence Act 2006 Law Commission

Contributor(s): Law Commission | Te Aka Matua o Te Ture.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Law Commission report.Publisher: Wellington, New Zealand : Law Commission, 2019ISBN: 978-1-877569-90-6 (Online) .Subject(s): CRIMINAL LAW | DOMESTIC VIOLENCE | EVIDENCE | EVIDENCE ACT 2006 | FAMILY VIOLENCE | INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE | LAW REFORM | LEGISLATION | SEXUAL VIOLENCE | VICTIMS OF SEXUAL VIOLENCE | NEW ZEALANDOnline resources: Click here to access online | Access the website | NZFVC news item In: Law Commission report, 142, February 2019Summary: The Law Commission has completed its second five-yearly review of the Evidence Act 2006, as required by section 202 of the Act. The purpose of the review was to consider the operation of the Act’s provisions and whether any provisions should be amended or repealed. The Commission was also asked, on this occasion, to review the rules of evidence as they relate to sexual and family violence cases. The Commission concluded the Act is generally working well but some improvements are necessary and desirable. The Report makes 27 recommendations for reform. A number of recommendations are designed to improve the rules of evidence in sexual and family violence cases, while at the same time ensuring defendants’ rights to a fair trial are preserved. (From the website). Follow the website link for background information including other documents and media related to this review. See also the NZFVC news item. Record #6238
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Law Commission report, 142, February 2019

The Law Commission has completed its second five-yearly review of the Evidence Act 2006, as required by section 202 of the Act. The purpose of the review was to consider the operation of the Act’s provisions and whether any provisions should be amended or repealed. The Commission was also asked, on this occasion, to review the rules of evidence as they relate to sexual and family violence cases.

The Commission concluded the Act is generally working well but some improvements are necessary and desirable. The Report makes 27 recommendations for reform. A number of recommendations are designed to improve the rules of evidence in sexual and family violence cases, while at the same time ensuring defendants’ rights to a fair trial are preserved. (From the website). Follow the website link for background information including other documents and media related to this review. See also the NZFVC news item. Record #6238